Juli A Goldfein

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OBJECTIVE Although binge eating disorder is a common and distressing concomitant of obesity, it has not yet been established whether affected individuals presenting to behavioral weight control programs should receive specialized treatments to supplement standard treatment. This study was designed to examine the added benefit of two adjunctive(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare three related but different measures of excessive concerns about shape and weight in bulimia nervosa (BN): influence of shape and weight (influence; DSM-IV Criterion D), overconcern with shape and weight (overconcern; DSM-III-R Criterion E), and dissatisfaction with shape and weight (dissatisfaction). METHOD One-hundred twenty BN(More)
OBJECTIVE Although binge eating has been recognized as a clinically relevant behavior among the obese for more than four decades, the concept of binge eating disorder (BED) as a distinct psychiatric diagnosis is of much more recent origin. This article presents four ways of conceptualizing BED: a distinct disorder in its own right, as a variant of bulimia(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the long-term effects of group behavioral treatment plus individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and/or fluoxetine in binge eating disorder (BED) patients. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES A total of 116 individuals were randomized to an initial five-month trial and were followed up over two years. Assessments, including(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study examined whether adding written definitions and examples of binge eating to the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire enhances its utility to assess binge frequency in patients with binge eating disorder (BED). METHOD Eighty-nine women and men with BED completed the EDE-Q (without instruction; n = 37) or the EDE-Q-I (with(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the current practice of bariatric surgeons and their colleagues regarding patients with binge eating disorder (BED) and night eating syndrome (NES) who present for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) for obesity. METHOD We conducted a 9-item internet survey of American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) members. For each(More)
OBJECTIVE This open clinical trial examined the efficacy of treating obese patients with binge eating disorder (BED) with phentermine and fluoxetine in the setting of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). METHOD Sixteen obese women received individual CBT along with phentermine/fluoxetine. Treatment goals included elimination of binge eating, weight loss,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of desipramine (DMI) on autonomic control of the heart. METHODS Blood pressure, RR interval (the time between successive heart beats), and RR interval variability, a noninvasive measure of autonomic control of the heart, were assessed in 13 subjects younger than 30 years old. RESULTS DMI treatment was associated with an(More)
In order to examine the eating behavior of individuals with the newly proposed diagnosis, binge eating disorder (BED), standardized meals were served to 20 obese women, 10 with BED and 10 without BED. When asked to binge eat from a multiple-item array of foods, obese subjects with BED consumed significantly more calories than did obese subjects without BED.(More)